Colleen M. Eddy

Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Administration, Director, Office of Teacher Preparation
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 204-G
Phone: 
940-565-2841
Email: 
colleen.eddy@unt.edu

Colleen McLean Eddy, EdD, is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas, where she joined the faculty in 2006. Her scholarship focuses on teacher preparation and teacher quality in mathematics education. Her research has been supported by grants totaling over $5 million, including the NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant for which she is the Principal Investigator. At UNT she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Mathematics Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and Secondary Education. Her doctoral degree is from Baylor University, master's degree from Tarleton State University, and bachelor's degree from University of Texas at Austin.

Selected Publications

Eddy, C., Wojnowski, D., Harrell, P., Subramaniam, K., & Pratt, S. (2012). Using concept mapping to assess a large-scale project. In A. J. Cañas, J.D. Novak, & J. Vanhear (Eds.), Concept maps: Theory, methodology, technology: Vol 2. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping. (pp. 446-451). Msida, Malta: Veritas Press.

Eddy, C.M., Hughes, K., Kieftenbeld, V., & Hayata, C. (2012). Quadrilaterals: Transformations for developing student thinking. The Illinois Mathematics Teacher, 61(1),36-47.

Harrell, P.E., & Eddy, C.M. (2012) Examining mathematics teacher content knowledge: Policy and practice. Policy Futures in Education, 10(1), 103-116.

Eddy, C.M. & Easton-Brooks, D. (2011). Ethnic matching, school placement, and mathematics achievement of African-American students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Journal of Urban Education, 46, 1280-1299. doi: 10.1177/0042085911413149

Eddy, C.M., & Easton-Brooks, D. (2011). Teacher efficacy as a multi-group model using latent class analysis. Education Research International, 2011, 1-7. doi:10.1155/2011/149530

Richardson, C., & Eddy, C.M. (2011). The mathematics argument: Proponents and opponents of a standardized core. American Educational History Journal, 38, 277-288.

Byrd, J. K., & Eddy, C. (2010). An investigation of principals' use of data in data-driven decision-making and the impact on student achievement. School Leadership Review, 5(2), 65-93.

Kieftenbeld, V., Nateson, P., & Eddy, C. (2010). An item response theory analysis of the Mathematics Teacher Efficacy Beliefs Instrument. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. doi: 10.1177/0734282910391062*

Recent Presentations

Eddy, C.M., & Harrell, P.E. (2012). Using concept maps as an assessment tool to close the achievement gap. National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference, Washington, DC.

Hayata, C., & Eddy, C. (2012). The development of algebraic thinking in preservice teachers. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference, Ft. Worth, TX.

Eddy, C.M., Fuentes, S.Q., Sorto, M.A., Wilkerson, T., Cooper, S., Parker, Y., Mallam, W.A., & Ward, E. (2012). Algebra: Crossroads between educational policy, teacher education, and teacher self-efficacy. Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Conference, Ft. Worth, TX.

Eddy, C. & Harrell, P. (2011). Mathematics and science teacher scholars: An analysis of scholars’ use of technology, classroom environment, and teacher efficacy. 3rd Paris International Conference on Education, Economy, and Society, Paris, France.

Harrell, P. & Eddy, C. (2011). Outcomes of a five year science and mathematics Robert Noyce Scholarship project. Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu.

Eddy, C, Hughes, K., & Harl, C. (2011). Transform quadrilaterals with formative assessment. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Wilkerson, T., Jasper, W.A., Taylor, J. , Mallam, W., Fuentas, S.E.Q, Eddy, C.M., & Cooper, S. (2011). Developing of a self-efficacy instrument for algebra teachers. Poster Session at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference Research Presession, Indianapolis, IN.

Richardson, C. & Eddy, C.M. (2010). The mathematical argument: Proponents and opponents of a standardized core. Organization of Educational Historians, Chicago, IL.

Harrell, P. & Eddy, C.M. (2010). Using learning progressions to sequence and assess learning. National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference, Washington, DC.

Eddy, C., Hughes, K., Kieftenbeld, V., & Hayata, C.6 (2010). Transform geometry with transformations. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, San Diego, CA.

Grants Awarded

2012-2013 Co-PI. Ft. Worth/Dallas Xtreem Science and Math Institute. Funding from Teacher Quality Grants under the NCLB of 2002" Public Law 107-110.

2012-2013 PI. An Examination of the Professional Growth of Teachers Participating in a Professional Development Program. Subcontract with Texas Christian University.

2012 PI. An Examination of the Professional Growth of Teachers Participating in a Professional Development Program. Subcontract with Texas Christian University.

2010-2015 PI and Co-Director. UNT Science and Mathematics Robert Noyce Scholarships. Funding from National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Scholarship.

2009-2012 Co PI. Dallas Xtreem Science and Mathematics Institute. Funding from Teacher Quality Grants under the NCLB of 2002: Public Law 107-110.

2007-2012 Co-Writer and Steering Committee Member. Teach North Texas. Funding from the Greater Texas Foundation, National Mathematics and Science Initiative.

2008-2009 PI. North Texas Algebra I Institute. Funding from Teacher Quality Grants under the NCLB of 2002: Public Law 107-110.

2007-2009 Project Coordinator for Mathematics and Co-Investigator. UNT Transition to Teaching Science and Mathematics Program. Funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement.

2005-2010 Co-PI. UNT Science and Mathematics Robert Noyce Scholarships. Funding from National Science Foundation, Robert Noyce Scholarship.

Current Service Activities

Past President, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators of Texas

Affiliate Connections Committee, Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Memberships

School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
AERA Special Interest Group: Research in Mathematics Education
AERA Special Interest Group: Teachers and Teacher Education
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators-Texas (AMTE-TX)
Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (TCTM)